Creating an awesome team for your day is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your guests. Not only will having a great group of people behind you help with stress, and get great photos, but it will also add to the whole atmosphere and feeling of the day. This can be both an exciting and stressful part of the planning process, but I'm hoping the recommendations you find next will help you realise you've got this! In most cases you won't be able to meet the people you've hired until the day it all goes down, including me some of the time! So the way I see it, recommendations are EVERYTHING, and I'm here to give you a few so you're wedding is perfectly you. Through the descriptions I hope you can find someone who you think you'll click with, and that matches your style.
Vendors I Love
Eve Makeup Artistry
Makeup Artistry + Estheticians
Eve's Nicole is such an artist! She work is always natural, beautiful and perfectly matches the vibe you're going for! Eve also offers nails, waxing, lash extensions and tanning at their salon f you'd like to get all that freshly done for your day.
Juliet creates natural looks that will be timeless, with the skill to do something a bit out of the box and 'fashun' if that's what you're after. Whether it's doing an amazing cat eye or topping up the Champagne, she's got you!
Beautiful Bridal Hair
Claire has over 20 years experience in styling hair. Her creations are always on trend, hella creative and are detail orientated.
Hair To Wed
Tina is amazing at classic up-dos and loose waves. She is a funky rocker chick, and if you're up for a laugh she is amazing to have on your day!
Gypsy mixes dried foliage, texture, colour and foraged/ specialty florals to create bouquets that are unique and you just can't stop looking at. Every time I see a creation form the Vase, they leave me speechless.
Orange Blossom Designs
Steph creates bouquets that are whimsical and full of locally sourced foliage. Her bouquets are always a gorgeous mix of texture, colour and pops of metallic.
Bringing a young, fun and inclusive approach to weddings, Philippa writes the most beautiful ceremonies that make me tear up every time. She also can incorporate a Maori touch to your ceremony if you would like to have a touch of that!
Your Big Day
Your Big Day is a collective of young, fresh and fun celebrants based here in Queenstown. Their approach is to keep things light hearted and fun, like a big inside joke with your guests. You'll definitely be laughing the whole way through!
Andy brings a care-free and intimate approach to your day, he writes ceremonies focused on your unique connection and relationship that has led you to your special day.
Lavish Grazing Co.
If you would like an intimate reception for just the two of you, or up to 6 guests, Lavish Grazing Co is a great option to think about if going to a restaurant after your ceremony just isn't for you. Imagine being able to sit at a small ground table, on top of a mountain, surrounded by 4 of your closet friends? I can't imagine anything better!
Planning, Styling, Grazing for Elopements
Hand-crafted, intimate and unique to you, all things Megan creates enhance your experience. From a simple ceremony arch, to a picnic in the forest, she will help bring your vision to life and take hit beyond your wildest dreams for your intimate wedding or elopement
One Fine Day
Planning, Styling, Florals for Weddings
Modern, fun and creative. The One Fine Day girls are amazing at helping couples create a wedding day that is perfect for them. From building a custom platform for your ceremony to tracking down those beautiful flowers you've been dreaming of forever, they are always a great tema to have around you on your day.
Shotover specialises in full day weddings, and has a team that is highly skilled in all things drone, helicopter and weddings on the heavier logistic side of things.
Emily brings a light and friendly presence to your day. She's easy going and there to hang out with you and capture the day as it is. No cheesy posing, no unnatural directions, she's just there to capture your story in an artful way.
Queenstown based Helicopters
With an amazing knowledge of the space around Queenstown, Heliworks will find you the perfect place to spend your portrait session or your whole wedding day! They have helicopters ranging from 4 seater to 8 seaters. Heliworks also has options to fly to Glenorchy, Wanaka and the West Coast if you don't want to drive to Wanaka or Glenorchy for the helicopter.
Wanaka Based Helicopters
Wanaka Helicopters has a wide knowledge of Wanaka's Mt. Aspiring National Park locations. They are based at Wanaka Airport, and have a great team that can find the perfect place to spend your wedding day. They have helicopters ranging from 3 to 6 seater.
Glenorchy Based Helicopters
Fiordland National Park has some of the most beautiful places in the world, Heli Glenorchy has a lot of knowledge about the area and a lot of spots they can land exclusively. Their helicopters range from 4 to 6 seaters.